KATU Channel 2, ABC’s Portland affiliate, reported on the $5 million gift from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation to create the first art museum at PSU. Jason Nguyen, reporter for KATU, writes that the new urban art museum will break ground this fall.
“Artists have always been chroniclers of our time,” Jordan Schnitzer said in a news conference last week. “They are the ones who force us to deal with issues that society is facing.”
Schnitzer goes on to say that the museum, “is not just for the 1,200 art students, though they make the largest major for Portland State, it’s for every single department. Every single dean and every single student," he said.